vintage cosmetic ads

Jean Shrimpton was the face of Yardley cosmetics in the 1960s. I just love these ads!


My mom actually had this Maybelline “ultra liner” still kicking around when I was in high school, and I remember that very container – a hard cake of black shadow. Moisten the brush with liner, and there you had it. It actually was way easier to use than pencil or liquid liner of today.


A grouping of rare cosmetic ads from the 50s and 60s.


A tanning ad from the early 70s. Good thing we know better now. Slather on the sunscreen, ladies!

roadside nostalgia

Since I absolutely love anything to do with Route 66, vintage road signs and ephemera, 1950’s diners and Americana…here are a few more pictures I’ve gathered. I think these are just so cool!

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Oklahoma

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Vintage ad for Papaburger (good ol’ A&W, it does not get better my friends…I miss the South!)

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Tad’s Chicken n’ Dumplings in Troutdale, OregonĀ 

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The Steak n’ Shake in Springfield, Missouri

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A cafe in Oklahoma…love the giant fiberglass figures, such an awesome relic!

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Tacoma, Washington

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Henry’s in Cicero, Illinois